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What the ACRL Blog Critique Misses About the Media Bias Chart®

By Vanessa Otero *I am the Founder and CEO of Ad Fontes Media, and the original creator of the Media Bias Chart®. I wrote this response directly to the authors of an article on a popular blog for academic and research librarians call ACRLog entitled “Complex or Clickbait: The problematic [...]

What the ACRL Blog Critique Misses About the Media Bias Chart®2021-04-14T13:52:31-06:00

About the Interactive Media Bias Chart

This Interactive Media Bias Chart® is a data visualization that displays measures, generated by analysts and staff of Ad Fontes Media, of news (and “news-like”) articles and sources. It reflects our most up-to-date ratings of all our rated articles and shows over time. We also frequently publish static versions of the Media Bias Chart®, [...]

About the Interactive Media Bias Chart2020-09-01T05:23:39-06:00

Advertisers aren’t able to differentiate between polarizing junk news and good journalism. That hurts good journalism, advertisers, and society*

*(I originally wrote this before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, and since then, the pandemic has further exposed the depth of this problem. As a result of the problems described herein — most notably, advertiser keyword blocking of “coronavirus” and “COVID-19” — reputable news publishers are suffering terribly from loss of advertising revenue). [...]

Advertisers aren’t able to differentiate between polarizing junk news and good journalism. That hurts good journalism, advertisers, and society*2020-04-30T03:21:33-06:00

The Polarization of Coronavirus Stories: How Our News Ecosystem Can Make the Non-political Become Political

In general, the less disputable a fact is, the harder it is to politicize the fact in the news. For example, stories about the weather report, a sports score, or a natural disaster don’t usually register much detectable left-right bias. Those types of stories would ordinarily fall in the middle of the Media Bias [...]

The Polarization of Coronavirus Stories: How Our News Ecosystem Can Make the Non-political Become Political2021-03-23T18:44:29-06:00

The Multiple-Analyst-Generated Media Bias Chart by Professor Maxwell Stearns

This post was written by Professor Maxwell Stearns, who is the Venable, Baetjer & Howard Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law and an Advisor to Ad Fontes Media. He's a prolific legal scholar and has blogged about the Media Bias Chart twice before. He has written insightful theories [...]

The Multiple-Analyst-Generated Media Bias Chart by Professor Maxwell Stearns2021-03-31T12:25:15-06:00

Newsweek Bias and Reliability

{name} Bias and Reliability Overview {name} {description} Ad Fontes Media rates {name} in the {bias_keyword} category of bias and as {reliability_keyword} in terms of reliability. Overall Score A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of [...]

Newsweek Bias and Reliability2021-03-29T21:23:31-06:00

Tips for Keeping the Peace and Making a Difference Around Politics at Thanksgiving

Our work at Ad Fontes Media is all about reducing the polarization that is caused in large part to the proliferation of junk news. Many of you may have the opportunity to engage in discussions about politics with your relatives this Thanksgiving. I'm optimistically calling it an "opportunity" because actually talking to people in your [...]

Tips for Keeping the Peace and Making a Difference Around Politics at Thanksgiving2020-04-30T05:02:15-06:00

Interactive Media Bias Chart Coming Soon!

If you’ve been following along with our work on the Media Bias Chart at Ad Fontes Media, you’ve probably heard that we are coming out with an interactive, online version, backed by thousands of rankings that our team of analysts recently completed. Just wanted to let you all know that we are working hard on [...]

Interactive Media Bias Chart Coming Soon!2019-10-03T22:41:22-06:00

Update #3 on the Media Bias Chart Ratings Project

  We’ve just wrapped up our first major data collection effort for the next edition of the Media Bias Chart, which will be interactive! Here are some highlights of what our dedicated team of analysts, coordinators, and developers accomplished, and what’s next: Each analyst completed over four hours of training on Ad Fontes’ methodology for [...]

Update #3 on the Media Bias Chart Ratings Project2019-10-03T22:41:03-06:00

A “Hate-For Profit Racket” That is Bad for Brands: An Apt Description of Much of the Media Landscape

Yesterday, Senator Elizabeth Warren declined to appear on a town hall for Fox News, and in her explanation for why, she pointed out three salient observations about our media landscape that are key to understanding what we are trying to do at Ad Fontes Media. Even if you do not politically align with Senator Warren, [...]

A “Hate-For Profit Racket” That is Bad for Brands: An Apt Description of Much of the Media Landscape2019-10-03T22:40:52-06:00